Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker

On Sunday afternoon and with less than eight minutes on the clock, Chapi Romano played a pass into the path of striker Paulinho. At this point, you could have looked the complete other way and still knew with complete certainty what was about to happen. The 22-year-old stroked the ball home first time into theContinue reading “Meet Paulinho – Portugal’s Most In-form Striker”

A View From The Opposition | AC Milan

It is matchday three in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome Italian giants and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan to the Estádio do Dragão. Milan have narrowly lost both of their games in the competition so far but are unbeaten in Serie A and only Napoli have conceded less goals.  To get theContinue reading “A View From The Opposition | AC Milan”

A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting

After losing their first two UEFA Champions League games, Sporting travel to Turkey to take on Beşiktaş hoping to get points on the board. Próxima Jornada spoke to Sinan Schwarting of the Black Eagles Podcast to get the lowdown on what Rúben Amorim’s men can expect. For a side that perennially competes for titles inContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | Beşiktaş v Sporting”

A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland

It is matchday two in the UEFA Europa League and Braga are on the hunt for their first win following a 2-1 defeat away in Belgrade. Their opponents tonight are Danish side FC Midtjylland. We reached out to the Danish football specialists at Vilfortpark.dk to get the lowdown on what Carlos Carvalhal and his menContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | SC Braga v FC Midtjylland”

A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool

It is matchday two in the UEFA Champions League and FC Porto welcome familiar foe Liverpool FC to the Estádio do Dragão. Próxima Jornada caught up with Ste Carson, Liverpool supporter and writer for Empire of the Kop, in order to get some insight into this Liverpool side and what Porto can expect from JürgenContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | FC Porto v Liverpool”

A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and SL Benfica welcome FC Barcelona and former Benfica manager Ronald Koeman, to the Estádio da Luz. For this edition of A View from the Opposition, Próxima Jornada spoke to Omar Hawwash, the talented presenter, host of The Driven Shot podcast and creator of Blaugranagram. Omar,Continue reading “A View from the Opposition | SL Benfica v FC Barcelona”

A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP

It is Matchday Two in the UEFA Champions League and defending Primeira Liga champions Sporting travel to Signal Iduna Park to face German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund.  For this edition of A View From the Opposition, Próxima Jornada caught up with commentator, presenter and all-round Bundesliga expert Derek Rae. Best known for his work as the lead voice on Bundesliga for ESPN, his commentary on EAContinue reading “A View from the Opposition | Borussia Dortmund vs Sporting CP”

UEFA Draws Made For Benfica, Paços and Santa Clara

The draws for the play-off round of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League were made today in Nyon, with Portuguese interest in two of the three competitions. With Sporting (UCL), Porto (UCL) and Braga (UEL) already qualified for the group stages of their respective competitions, the potential qualification of Benfica (UCL),Continue reading “UEFA Draws Made For Benfica, Paços and Santa Clara”

Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal

Liga Portugal have announced in a statement that stadiums at the professional level in Portugal will start at 33% capacity next season. “The General Directorate of Health will soon publish all the rules and conditions for public access to the stadiums, agreed today with the Liga Portugal, highlighting that professional competitions will start with theContinue reading “Fans Set To Return To Stadiums In Portugal”

“No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years

Club captain Tarantini has left Rio Ave after 13 years at the club. “This was not the expected outcome or one that I ever imagined” In an announcement on his social media page, Tarantini confirmed that his departure from the club was due to being told by the club’s president that he was not consideredContinue reading ““No Longer Part of The Squad” Tarantini Leaves Rio Ave After 13 Years”

NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021

The list of the 100 nominees for the 2021 edition of the Golden Boy award has been released by Italian newspaper TuttoSport. The winner is voted for by a panel of sports journalists who work at newspapers across Europe. The newspapers included in the voting are L’Equipe (France), ABOLA (Portugal), Marca (Spain), De Telegraaf (Netherlands),Continue reading “NINE Portuguese Players Nominated for Golden Boy 2021”

Liga 3 Participants Confirmed

The teams that will participate in Liga 3, the new third tier in Portuguese football, are now known! We recently published a piece on Liga 3, giving you everything you need to know about this new division and the wider repercussions it will have on the structure of Portuguese football, you can read this here.Continue reading “Liga 3 Participants Confirmed”